Hidden and Hard to Find Features in Photoshop, with Ben Willmore

Photoshop is jam packed with features and functionality that most people only scratch the surface on discovering.

Join Photoshop Hall of Famer Ben Willmore as he reveals his favorite undiscovered gems, powerful keyboard shortcuts, special places to click, and other hard to find features that you can use to speed up your workflow. Once you learn about these features you’ll find they fit into your everyday workflow and you’ll wonder how you ever got by without them.

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Course Lessons:

Lesson 1: Introduction (Duration 00:37)

Join Ben for a quick introduction to the class.

Lesson 2: Bridge (Duration 11:59)

Here are a few hidden and hard to find things in Bridge.

Lesson 3: Camera Raw (Duration 17:45)

If you work with photos in raw format you'll want to learn this collection of tips for when you are working the Camera Raw plug-in.

Lesson 4: General Photoshop Speed Tips (Duration 11:04)

This is a collection of general Photoshop tips intended to help you speed up your workflow.

Lesson 5: Leveraging the CMD/Ctrl Key (Duration 07:25)

Using the CMD (Mac)/ Ctrl (Win) key as a modifier can open up all kinds of useful functionality.

Lesson 6: Leveraging the Option/Alt Key (Duration 13:14)

The Option (Mac)/ Alt (Win) key is another keyboard shortcut modifier that you should be more familiar with.

Lesson 7: Leveraging the Shift Key (Duration 13:47)

The third most useful keyboard shortcut modifier key, the Shift key should definitely be on your list of keys to get to know better.

Lesson 8: More Cool Keys to Know (Duration 14:07)

While you may not use these as much as the last three we covered, there are a few other special keys that you should add to your toolset.

Lesson 9: Tips for Adjustments and Masks (Duration 17:24)

This is a collection of tips that you'll find super helpful when working with adjustments and masks.

Lesson 10: Wrapping Up (Duration 23:48)

Ben wraps up the class with a collection of tips that cover a wide range of functionality.

Meet Your Instructor: Ben Willmore

Photoshop Hall of Famer, Ben Willmore, has taught over 100,000 Photoshop users on five continents. His bestselling books, DVDs, and hit seminars have established Ben as one of America's favorite…


  1. Oh my I think my brain will explode. Ben has packed it to the brim. I needed a nap or a drink after 45 minutes.Some stuff I knew, some I didn't, some is important I need to remember. I'll watch the rest after the nap when I'm sober. May have to watch several more times to soak it all in. Can he do it for Lightroom?

    • I hope he does one for Lightroom also! Freakin' genius! Some crucial stuff in there. Enough of speed bumps in my workflow! I'll index this one for future reference!

  2. I have taken a 1/2 dozen or so seminars with Ben,and I am a huge fan, He is an excellent teacher. Very clear and articulate. But this Series might be his best, Wonderful tips distinctly explained. I learned a ton and will look forward to trying it all out. Once again, thanks Ben

  3. I have reset everything to factory settings and still have issues with some of the tricks. I have CS6, In camera raw I cannot use the straighten tool by double clicking either, I can double click the sliders to adjust but when I go to the histogram, I do not show the adjustments to make, I have to use the sliders?

    • I had the same issue using CS6 and found out that the histogram and straighten adjustments shown in the video only apply to Camera Raw via Photoshop CC. It would have been nice if the distinction had been made in the video presentation.

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